Apple TV’s latest model may look just like the old puck after eating too many cheeseburgers, but packed inside the shiny plastic case is possibly the global television viewers dream machine. There still isn’t a perfect way to watch television from all around the world, but this little box has to be the closest to it we’ve seen!
It may have been noticed by now that we’re really excited by the Apple TV 4, especially for global television viewing via Smart DNS. In fact, I can tell you one thing right now, this set-top-box looks to be the Smart DNSer’s dream machine. If you want a way to easily watch content from all over the world, whether it is BBC from the UK, Plus7 from Australia or Hulu from the US, we’ll show you how!
Fancy watching live Irish TV channels on your television even if you don’t have a terrestrial signal? Then check out iBox.ie’s new Apple TV 4 app, providing a range of major linear Irish and British television channels including RTÉ, TG4 and TV3, not to mention UK channels such as the BBC.
Since the new Apple TV’s announcement earlier this month, there has been a lot of interest in what apps will be available from launch day. Although we had a few hints from the presentation regarding American apps, Apple have been noticeably mum when it comes to anything outside the US. We give you a rundown on what we’ve found out for the UK launch, and unfortunately it doesn’t look good at all.
CBS and NBC are finally available on the Apple TV, completing the line-up of America’s big four broadcast networks. And as usual for Internet streaming of American free-to-air television, you will need to pay in order to access most content.
Despite rumours to the contrary, the good news is that the promised updated Apple TV will indeed be available to order from next week, and this is straight from Tim Cook himself – at least for American buyers that is…
Now that the excitement has worn off, lets take an honest look at the new Apple TV 4 under the fresh light of a new day. Is it really as revolutionary as Apple have claimed or is it simply not worth the premium price over the competition?